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Top executives from unicorns Oak North Bank and Klarna to join DBTs Board of Directors

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Hanna Jacobsson with a background as CRO at Klarna has together with Chris Dailey former CEO at Oak North Bank been appointed to DBT’s Board of Directors.


From the left: Hanna Jacobsson and Chris Dailey. Photo credit: Rickard Eriksson and DBT

DBT has since start had a clear focus of building the next generation SME-lender. After having built the initial tech, team and funding platform DBT’s strengthens its Board of Directors for the next phase of their growth journey.“I am very proud to have Hanna and Chris, share our commitment to enable innovation and growth opportunities for SME’s. They have great experience from banking and building SME challenger banks and unicorns that I am convinced will be very valuable in our ambition to build the next generation SME lender.” Alexis Kopylov CEO & Founder DBT

Hanna Jacobsson has vast experience from financial services and how to balance operational risk with high growth to ensure long term sustainable businesses. Hanna is currently a Member of the Board at Skandia Liv. Prior to that she was the Chief Risk Officer at Klarna and has been Group CFO at Nordea Life & Pensions.

“I see great opportunities for DBT to meet the need in the market for the SME segment. I am intrigued by the strength of the DBT-team, the culture and their commitment to make an impact by enabling great financing opportunities at fair terms to this segment. Something that will not only affect the SME’s but the society as a whole.” Hanna Jacobsson

Chris Dailey has in depth experience of building SME fintech and challenger banking platforms. Since 2009 he has been part of the original leadership team at Aldermore Bank, and then as CEO led OakNorth through the bank license process. After working with private equity investors, he built his own SME lender in the UK, which he took to IPO in 2019. He is currently the Co-CIO & Co-Founder of Credo Capital Partners, a Stockholm based credit fund.

“I have followed DBT’s development and I am impressed by what they have achieved so far with a strong team, proven track-record and unique positioning. Having a passion for SME’s I look forward to contributing to the next stage of their development with my experience as we build what I expect will be one of Sweden’s leading SME lenders.“ Chris Dailey

To further strengthen the operational organization for the growth journey ahead Ulrika Valassi, the current Head of Credits that has been with the company since inception will assume the role of Chief Risk Officer. In her capacity as CRO, Ulrika will focus on the continuous development of DBT’s risk management processes. Andreas Tegnér will take over the role of Head of Credits and will have the responsibility to further develop DBT’s Credit Intelligence & Analytics Platform

“Ulrika has in her capacity as Head of Credits played a pivotal role for DBT and her transition into CRO is an important step into further strengthening DBT’s organization and governance structure. Andreas has a strong background and impressive experience within credits combined with a passion for SME’s. I look forward to working with both Ulrika and Andreas in their roles to further develop DBT and enable innovation and growth opportunities for SME’s.” Alexis Kopylov CEO & Founder DBT

ABOUT DBT
DBT was founded with the ambition to create better growth opportunities for Sweden's SME-s by building the next generations personal and digital SME-lender. We want to give growth companies the financing they need and deserve. DBT is registered with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and is a selected partner of the European Investment Fund.

For more information please contact:
Alexis Kopylov, CEO DBT, mail: alexis@dbt.se phone: +46 (0)733 52 33 79

DBT grundades med ambition om att skapa bättre tillväxtförutsättningar för Sveriges små- och medelstora företag genom att erbjuda dem den finansiering de behöver och förtjänar. Vi förstår entreprenören, begriper affären och hjälper företag att växa. DBT är registrerat hos finansinspektionen och har garanti på innovationslån från Europeiska Investeringsfonden. DBT listades nyligen av Sifted som ett av utvalda svenska start-ups att följa under 2020.

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Hanna Jacobsson with a background as CRO at Klarna has together with Chris Dailey former CEO at Oak North Bank been appointed to DBT’s Board of Directors.
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I am very proud to have Hanna and Chris, share our commitment to enable innovation and growth opportunities for SME’s. They have great experience from banking and building SME challenger banks and unicorns that I am convinced will be very valuable in our ambition to build the next generation SME lender.
Alexis Kopylov CEO & Founder DBT
I see great opportunities for DBT to meet the need in the market for the SME segment. I am intrigued by the strength of the DBT-team, the culture and their commitment to make an impact by enabling great financing opportunities at fair terms to this segment. Something that will not only affect the SME’s but the society as a whole
 Hanna Jacobsson
I have followed DBT’s development and I am impressed by what they have achieved so far with a strong team, proven track-record and unique positioning. Having a passion for SME’s I look forward to contributing to the next stage of their development with my experience as we build what I expect will be one of Sweden’s leading SME lenders.
Chris Dailey
Ulrika has in her capacity as Head of Credits played a pivotal role for DBT and her transition into CRO is an important step into further strengthening DBT’s organization and governance structure. Andreas has a strong background and impressive experience within credits combined with a passion for SME’s. I look forward to working with both Ulrika and Andreas in their roles to further develop DBT and enable innovation and growth opportunities for SME’s.
Alexis Kopylov CEO & Founder DBT